dSPACE Enables Use of CAN FD Standard for High Performance ECU Access

dSPACE now enables use of the CAN FD data bus standard in rapid control prototyping for high-performance bypassing of ECUs and network access with higher bandwidths.

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dSPACE has extended its comprehensive tool chain with even more possibilities for using the latest CAN FD data bus standard in rapid control prototyping (RCP). By supporting the XCP standard for CAN FD, dSPACE allows for high-performance bypassing of electronic control units (ECUs) and network access with a much higher bandwidth than with the classic CANbus.

High-Performance ECU Bypassing Directly via CAN FD

dSPACE now also supports the CAN FD communication bus standard for ECU bypassing via XCP. Compared to traditional bypassing via CAN, this accelerates the synchronous exchange of larger data volumes between an ECU and an RCP system, such as dSPACE MicroAutoBox II. Since this method uses the existing CAN FD interfaces on ECUs and the dSPACE RCP system, no additional hardware is needed. All user settings for implementing the bypassing model on the RCP system can be made with the established dSPACE RTI Bypass Blockset. This new CAN FD support for bypassing gives dSPACE customers an additional attractive choice for selecting the ideal bypassing interface for their projects.

DCI-CAN2 Enables Bus Access from the Host PC

With the new DCI-CAN2 communication interface, users can access ECU networks based on CAN or CAN FD conveniently from their PC. The compact and robust DCI-CAN2 uses the host PC’s USB interface to communicate with the ECU bus network. This way, CAN/CAN FD data can easily be monitored and visualized for analysis and diagnostics on the host PC by using the Bus Navigator in dSPACE ControlDesk. The USB connector also powers the DCI-CAN2, so no other connectors are necessary to use the interface.